My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup For June 21-24, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of June 21 – 24, 2012


Top Outdoor Pick:
Summer on Trade with Big Ron Hunter

  • Saturday, June 23, 7-10 pm 
  • 6th & Trade Streets – Winston-Salem, NC 
  • Admission is FREE
  • Hit the streets in the Downtown Arts District and enjoy Summer on Trade music this Saturday featuring Big Ron Hunter. 

Top Cinema Pick:
Slaughterhouse Five

  • Thursday, June 21, 6 pm
  • a/perture cinema – 311 W. Fourth St, Winston-Salem
  • Admission is FREE
  • a/perture cinema is collaborating with Bookmarks to present this first screening as part of the Lit/Flix Club. Read the book, view the film and then stay after for a lively discussion.

Top Music Pick:
East Coast Songwriters Conference
Byron Hill & John Ford Coley

  • Friday, June 22, 8-10:30 pm
  • Community Arts Cafe – 411 W. Fourth St, Winston-Salem 
  • Cover: $12/$10 
  • Fiddle & Bow presents Byron Hill and John Ford Coley, two great Nashville songwriters as part of the East Coast Songwriters Conference.

Top Theatre Pick:
Xanadu: The Musical

  • Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 21, 22, & 23, 8 pm
  • Sunday, June 24, 2 pm 
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
  • 1047 W. Northwest Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Tickets: $16/$14
  • This hilarious '80's musical on wheels (roller-skate wheels) follows the journey of a magical Greek muse who descends to Venice Beach who falls in love with an artist she tries to inspire.

Top Fundraiser Pick:
Ibrahim's Ultra Fun Day

  • Saturday, June 23, 5 pm-2 am
  • Ziggy's
  • Tickets: $10 available at Ziggy's and Earshot Records
  • This all-day rock show and auction benefits the ongoing medical care of local favorite Ibrahim after his tragic cycling accident. Featuring Naked Angels and Line Drive, pioneers in the local punk movement.

Winston-Salem Shuffle

  • Friday, June 22, 8 pm
  • Krankie's Coffee
  • 211 East Third St – Winston-Salem
  • Admission: $5
  • Talent contest of original compositions and/or public domain material of music, poetry, dance, spoken word, etc. The winner will receive half the gate earnings minus expenses. Performing open to the first 20 contestants. Sign ups at 7 pm. Show starts at 8 pm. See website for rules.

East Coast Songwriters Conference
Presents Sean Mettler & Khiana Meyer

  • Friday, June 22, 8:30 pm
  • The Garage
  • 110 W. 7th St – Winston-Salem
  • $7 at the door
  • The East Coast Songwriters Conference going on in the city this week presents Sean Mettler & Khiana Meyer. Talented young singer/songwriter Khiana takes the stage at 8:30 pm, opening for country music singer and songwriter Sean Mettler who goes on at 10:30 pm.

Pihos: A Moving Biography

  • Saturday, June 23, 8 pm
  • Hanesbrands Theatre, Downtown Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $10/$15/$40-VIP
  • Dancer and choreographer Melissa Pihos created this dance presentation and multimedia film (Red Balloon Films) telling the story of her father, former Philadelphia Eagles All Pro and Hall of Famer, Pete Pihos, and his battle with Alzheimer's Disease. The VIP price includes ticket, complimentary drinks and hors d'oeurvres.

Graylyn Tour Pour du Jour

  • Sunday, June 24, 4:30-6 pm
  • Graylyn Estate
  • Reynolda Rd – Winston-Salem, NC 
  • $20 per person
  • Call for Reservations: 336-758-2425
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Graylyn Estate, two glasses of Graylyn wine and a cheese and fruit reception.
Westbend Vineyard
Blast from the Past Vintage Car Show
  • Blast from the Past Vintage Car Show 
  • Saturday, June 23, 1-5 pm
  • Westbend Vineyard – 5394 Williams Road. Lewisville, NC
  • Admission: $10
  • Check out antique cars and enjoy live 50's and 60's music. Dress up in your finest 1950's outfit and you just might win a best dressed prize! Bring picnic and buy a bottle of wine or a growler of their new beer brews!
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About The Author:

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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